Justin F. Fraser, MD, FAANS, FAHA

  • Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Surgical Director, UK Comprehensive Stroke Center
4.93 out of 5

Conditions

  • Acute stroke
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
    • Moyamoya disease
    • Venous sinus thrombosis
    • Cavernous-carotid fistula
    • Dural arteriovenous fistula
    • Spinal arteriovenous fistula or malformation
    • Pituitary adenoma
    • Skull base tumors
    • Meningocele/encephalocele
    • Cushing's disease
    • Intracranial hemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Cavernous malformation
    • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leak

Procedures Performed

About

Dr. Justin F. Fraser is the director of cerebrovascular surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UK HealthCare, where he specializes in cerebrovascular, endovascular, skull base and endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery. He focuses on treating stroke, carotid stenosis, intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation, pituitary tumors and other skull base tumors. Fraser routinely performs acute stroke interventions and led UK in its certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Fraser graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. In his thesis, he discussed the American healthcare system and focused on the effect of managed care on the physician-patient relationship.

He earned his medical degree from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he also completed his residency in neurological surgery and a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery/interventional neuroradiology.

Fraser’s academic research focuses on the further advancement of neuroprotective therapies for acute ischemic stroke. He has been the principal investigator on several investigator-initiated clinical studies (e.g., SAVER-I, STABILISER), as well as a site principal investigator for multiple industry-led clinical trials (e.g., PREMIER, FEAT).

He is involved in professional societies in neurosurgery and stroke intervention at multiple levels.

Personal Statment

Stroke is a tremendous health problem, especially in the Bluegrass. My goal is to ensure the best possible outcome for patients afflicted with stroke, cerebrovascular and skull base diseases.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Surgery
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    Advances & Insights - Aneurysm

    Diagnosis of an aneurysm.
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    Treatment options for an aneurysm.
    Symptoms of an aneurysm.
    What to expect at your neurology clinic visit.
    Risk factors for an aneurysm.
    Diagnosis of an aneurysm.
    What is an aneurysm?
    Treatment options for an aneurysm.
    Symptoms of an aneurysm.
    What to expect at your neurology clinic visit.
    Risk factors for an aneurysm.

Training & Education

Degree

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

Residency

New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship

Interventional Neuroradiology, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.93 out of 5
13 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    The provider was excellent! Very easy to talk to, helpful, informative and professional.

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    Dr. Woods saw me first. He reviewed MRI results and was informative. He let me know Dr. Fraser would see me within a few minutes. My experience with Dr. Fraser was the most informative and positive experience I have ever had with a physician - ever. He was friendly, empathetic and immediately reassured me that while there were findings in my MRI, they would not require surgery. He then went on to explain the findings in detail, explain what they meant for me, suggested a course of action with me, and referred me to another specialist to continue to address my main area of concern. He provided me with a card with information about his office as well as his own contact information should I have any follow up questions. He was remarkable. I will never forget it. I showed up to the appointment anxious and scared and left feeling treated as a valued patient and as an individual person.

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    Since coming there I have only seen Dr Fraser 1 time and I must say he really restored my faith in the medical professionals cuz at this point I had became bitter and given up cuz it was like no one wld listen to wht MY own body was doing nor wld they make any effort to help I must say Dr Fraser really listened and seemed to genuinely care.

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    Dr Fraser has to be one of the best I have seen at UK.

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    Love Dr. Fraser!
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      No complaints
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      Very good care.
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      Dr. Fraser is one of the top neurosurgeons in the USA! We are fortunate to have him at UKHC. His skill set is superb with both open procedures and interventional neuro-radiology procedures
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      Excellent provider.
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      Dr. Fraser was great.
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      I am old (almost 81) and have been to several medical personnel. This experience was far and above most experience.
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      Good other than wait time
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      Talked to me like a friend would.